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Sen. Baucus resists push to renew Bush tax cuts

Key Senate Democrat resists push to renew Bush tax cuts before election (via The Christian Science Monitor) Likening the US tax code to the “hydra,” the many-headed Greek monster, Sen. Max Baucus (D) said Congress should take on the herculean task of tax reform by building consensus and trust behind…

Hospital denies woman’s kidney transplant due to medical marijuana use

RELATED: Tommy Chong vows to treat prostate cancer with hemp oil —— For the second time in less than a year, one of the largest hospitals in Los Angeles has removed a patient from an organ transplant list due to medical marijuana use, Raw Story has learned. Toni Trujillo (pictured…

Campaign chairman defends Romney’s ‘wisdom’: ‘You need fewer teachers’

The chairman of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s national steering committee on Monday defended the candidate’s “wisdom” that state and local government needed to “cut back” on teachers, firefighters and police. “Let me respond as a taxpayer, not as a representative of the Romney campaign,” former New Hampshire Gov.…

Los Angeles police find possible lungs on street

A group of Los Angeles police may have come up with one of the more bizarre findings ever, allegedly locating a pair of lungs on a sidewalk Sunday evening. According to The CBS Los Angeles, authorities responded to a call from a woman who located the unusual sight of organs.…

Two former football players among those shot dead at pool party near Auburn University

Two former US college football players were among three people shot dead at a pool party near Auburn University, a renowned powerhouse in the sport, Alabama police said Sunday. The three victims in the incident in the southern US state were identified as Ed Christian, Ladarious Phillips and Demario Pitts,…

Woodward and Bernstein: Nixon ‘far worse’ than we thought

Almost four decades after the infamous Watergate break-in, the reporters who broke the story have concluded that then-president Richard Nixon was “far worse” than they thought. Nixon resigned in August 1974 for his administration’s role in a June 17, 1972, burglary of the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate…

Romney adviser: Obama to blame for public sector job losses

An adviser to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Monday said that President Barack Obama’s policies were at fault for jobs cuts in the public sector — even though the GOP hopeful recently blasted the president for wanting to hire more firefighters, police and teachers. “He’s the president of…

Tommy Chong treating prostate cancer with ‘hemp oil’

RELATED: Hospital denies woman’s kidney transplant due to medical marijuana —— “Cheech & Chong” actor Tommy Chong on Sunday revealed that he had prostate cancer, but he says “cannabis is a cure” instead of the cause. “I was diagnosed with prostate cancer about a month ago, and I’m going to…

KKK seeks to ‘Adopt-A-Highway’ in Georgia

The state of Georgia is in a bind after a local Ku Klux Klan (KKK) group filed a request to join the state’s Adopt-A-Highway program. Records obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution show that the International Keystone Knights of the KKK in Union County has applied to “adopt” one mile of…

U.S. pair lost in New Zealand blizzard for a week

Two US students survived a week lost in a blizzard-hit New Zealand mountain range by taking regular dips in hot thermal springs they had stumbled across, rescuers said Monday. Alec Brown and Erica Klintworth, both 21, had planned a two day trek on the South Island’s rugged West Coast but ended up spending more than a…

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